Why the change in 18 from wlan(?) to wlx..and a whole string of characters?

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Why the change in 18 from wlan(?) to wlx..and a whole string of characters?

Postby Capt Turk » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:48 pm

Why the change in 18 from wlan(?) to wlx..and a whole string of characters?

It seems to me to be nothing but a complication. Had little problem before. Now it is a complete headache and a pain.

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Re: Why the change in 18 from wlan(?) to wlx..and a whole string of characters?

Postby Pjotr » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:46 pm

A more unique identification. It does take some getting used to.

You can reverse this though, by (if I recall correctly) adding some boot parameter to Grub. With some Googling you'll probably find it easily....
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Re: Why the change in 18 from wlan(?) to wlx..and a whole string of characters?

Postby sammiev » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:52 pm

If you have more than one wireless card as I do, it makes it easier to handle.

I like it myself but it does take a little time to get use to.
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Re: Why the change in 18 from wlan(?) to wlx..and a whole string of characters?

Postby JeremyB » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:01 pm

Capt Turk, you must have a USB wifi device and the string of characters after wlx should be the MAC address


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